To function at their very best, most people need about seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Scientists used to think that sleep was a dormant part of our lives, but research has shown that the brain is highly active during sleep. Sleep is crucial to learning and memory, and has a strong influence over our productivity, performance, and mood the following day.
While turning in earlier will help, making the most of your bedtime really comes down to investing in a good mattress. If you or your partner are tossing and turning at night, finding a new mattress may be the best investment you ever make.
Mattresses, like toothbrushes, now come in more varieties than just soft, medium, and hard. Unlike toothbrushes, however, you don’t want to have to replace your mattress every three months, so choosing the right mattress is of vital importance. One of the most popular options for people wanting more restful sleep is the body-moulding, partner-friendly, latex mattress.
WHAT IS LATEX?
Natural latex is a white liquid sap produced by rubber trees. The liquid is tapped out from the trunk and cleaned to create a latex foam. Latex has many benefits that make it a superior option to your average innerspring or polyurethane foam mattress. Let’s examine some of those benefits in more detail.
The overriding benefit of a latex mattress is that it helps you fall asleep faster, ensures a better quality of sleep, and allows you to wake up more refreshed. How does it do this? Latex foam moulds to your body shape, adjusting to the weight and curves of your body. Simply removing all that tossing and turning and trying to find a comfy spot on a traditional mattress is what makes people love their switch to latex.
Tossing and turning on a traditional mattress affects everyone lying on the bed, so if your partner is suggesting a change to latex, you’ll probably benefit from it also. The buoyant, weightless feel of a latex mattress means that movement isn’t transferred so easily to a sleeping partner. If one of you wakes or gets out of bed in the middle of the night, the other partner can continue sleeping soundly, undisturbed by their movements.
The open-cell structure of latex allows moist air to travel around your body and dissipate quickly. This enhances blood flow and circulation, allowing you to feel revived when you wake up.
LESS SURFACE PRESSURE
The weightless feeling of sleeping on a latex mattress comes from the fact that it reduces the surface pressure on the body to give you a great, comfortable night of sleep.
Latex mattresses are orthopaedically designed to have seven posture zones to keep your spine aligned correctly as you sleep.
Latex is naturally hypoallergenic, which makes it the perfect choice for households with allergies or asthma. Bacteria, dust mites, mould, and mildew cannot live in latex due to its open-cell structure and excellent ventilation.
NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS
Latex is a natural substance, so you don’t have to worry about bringing in potentially hazardous materials to your home. The latex foam production process involves taking a natural substance, cleansing it with soap, and using minimal, non-harmful curing agents.
You can sleep soundly knowing that your pressure relieving mattress isn’t placing extra pressure on environmental resources. Latex is a renewable, sustainable resource. Latex is derived from rubber trees, which are harvested in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner. It’s also good to know that no harmful chemicals are used in the making of latex mattresses. Not all Latex mattresses are certified as natural and completely biodegradable, however Latex Mattress Australia’s latex mattresses are independently certified as 100% pure & natural.
Open-cell latex helps balance the temperature around your body throughout the night. Combined with the ventilation properties in a latex mattress, you’ll enjoy cooler sleeping in summer and warmer sleeping in winter.
Latex mattresses can last from 25 to 30 years. They won’t only last longer than traditional mattresses, but they’ll also stay feeling new for longer.